Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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How To Become a Good Writer: 50 Quotes From The Greats

How To Become a Good Writer: 50 Quotes From The Greats | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
“I think every fiction writer, to a certain extent, is a schizophrenic and able to have two or three or five voices in his or her body. We seek, through our profession, to get those voices onto paper.” ~ Ridley Pearson

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The list is broken into categories i.e. inspiration, characters, craft, etc.
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Penelope's curator insight, August 29, 2017 12:27 PM
Quotes can be instant inspiration. There are some very unique ones in this article. I like #12. What's your favorite?

“I think every fiction writer, to a certain extent, is a schizophrenic and able to have two or three or five voices in his or her body. We seek, through our profession, to get those voices onto paper.” ~ Ridley Pearson

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How to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year, According to Harvard Research

How to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year, According to Harvard Research | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Reading is a huge key to success and wealth, but how can you actually benefit from this habit as a busy adult? I’ve said it many times: reading books is a major key to success.


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Reading and conversation are essential to learning.
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Penelope's curator insight, June 30, 2017 1:28 PM
Read before you decide to write. Sage advice, but when? One tip from this author is...there are hidden minutes everywhere. Find yours.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 30, 2017 1:31 PM
There are many hidden moments to read.
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Break Out of that Writing Rut: Tell, Don't Show, and Write More of What You Love! via PHILOSBOOKS

Break Out of that Writing Rut: Tell, Don't Show, and Write More of What You Love!  via PHILOSBOOKS | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Writing is hard work. You are faced with a blank sheet of paper. Don't let this stop you.


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The 11 tips are practical i.e. write each day, first writings should be stream of consciousness, create lists, etc.
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♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, May 6, 2014 5:45 PM

Writing is love

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This is a post from my website that I wanted to share with other authors who feel they are in a rut. This happens to all of us from time to time, but doesn't have to be a reason to be intimidated and stop writing.

 

There are a couple of books which helped me jump start my creative thought processes and begin writing again. The added benefit? I was also able to nearly double my written words when I did sit down to write.

 

I've summed up the process in 11 simple steps at the end.

 

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Link to the original article: http://philosbooks.com/set-goal-writing-finish-booktg/

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 6, 2017 12:38 PM
I try writing daily. It is a stream of consciousness process. I don't edit until later. I was surprised how challenging writing like this is, but have found it benefits my writing.
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Writer's Block and Staying Motivated | Almond Press

Writer's Block and Staying Motivated | Almond Press | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Writer's block is something that has always plagued the writing profession. It can drive you mad, and sometimes gets worse and worse.

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I find a walk is useful. Paying attention to my surroundings on the walk is beneficial. As well, I journal. I just write from a stream-of-consciousness.
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Penelope's curator insight, July 19, 2017 12:14 PM
Every writer's nightmare―dreaded writer's block. If you haven't experienced it yet, you will. Life ebbs and flows, and that includes our writing.

The best way to deal and get writing again? Perhaps your body, mind, and soul need a break. Maybe take a short trip. I'm going to take day trips once a week that require only one tank of gas. First destination on the list? Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's old homestead in Cross Creek. Perhaps my inspiration will be hiding amongst old oaks where she wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, "The Yearling."
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195 Powerful Verbs That'll Instantly Spice Up Your Writing

195 Powerful Verbs That'll Instantly Spice Up Your Writing | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Good writing is about well-chosen nouns and powerful verbs, not adjectives and adverbs. What constitutes a tired verb? Here’s what to look for:

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When I wrote and re-wrote my rubrics, I used verbs to create an action for students. It was also a great grammar lesson when we went over the rubrics. Verbs and action drive good writing.
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Penelope's curator insight, May 31, 2017 11:50 AM
Dynamic tips to metamorphose your writing from meh to meow! 

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Agi Anderson's curator insight, June 15, 2017 6:16 AM
Worthy read about the Power of verbs!